Be sure to scroll down when you see this picture.

Magic Margot Shoebox is a collection point for all that I hold dear - and that's a lot. My recent inspiration is Don Floyd's new blog thecaptainandthomasine.

The original title of my blog "Chihuahuas for Change" popped into my head two years ago when I was looking for a place to "store" all the information I accumulated on Sarah Palin. I've since dumped that information as others have done a far better job researching and accumulating.

Life is about change and since I have darling Libby the chihuahua the title seems to still be fresh.


One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

"Nullius in verba" Take no one's word for it.
Do your own research.

Success if going from one failure to the next with enthusiasm. Winston Churchill




I told you this is a shoebox and we all know that we simply put stuff into a shoebox in no particular order. That's how things are going to appear here. When something whaps me over the head you will be the first to know.

Right now, I want to tell you about my favorite blog in the whole wide world - Margaret and Helen. Hope you go read their post called "I can see November" - while there note their statistics. A grandson set this site up and it's been around the world several times. Margaret and Helen have been friends for over sixty years and counting.

Don Floyd and I have been friends for more than thirty years and counting. We first became pen pals in the late 70's. We are cousins and share a passion for genealogy. My major project this year was helping Don get his book "The Captain and Thomasine" published. Will give you more details in later post.

Monday, June 25, 2012


What is the most astounding fact you
can share with us about the Universe?
The most astounding fact...
The most astounding fact is the knowledge
that the atoms that comprise life on Earth
the atoms that make up the human body
are traceable to the crucibles that cooked
light elements into heavy elements in their core
under extreme temperatures and pressures.
These stars, the high mass ones among them
went unstable in their later years
they collapsed and then exploded scattering
their enriched guts across the galaxy
guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen
and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself.
These ingredients become part of gas cloud
that condense, collapse, form...
the next generation of solar systems
stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have
the ingredients for life itself.
So that when I look up at the night sky
and I know that yes, we are part of this universe,
we are in this universe, but perhaps more important
than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us.
When I reflect on that fact, I look up
-- many people feel small 'cause they're small
and the Universe is big -- but I feel big,
because my atoms came from those stars.
There's a level of connectivity.
That's really what you want in life,
you want to feel connected,
you want to feel relevant
you want to feel like... a participant in the goings on
of activities and events around you.
That's precisely what we are,
just by being alive...



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